Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: JJB grave 30
Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Canadian Air Force
Rang: Flight Sergeant
Regiment: 426 Sqdn.
Number / Nummer: R/105715
Age / Leeftijd: 25
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 26/02/1943
Place of death / Overlijdensplaats: Boerdonk
Son of Harry and Rosetta Rands from Alliance; Alberta; Canada.
The plane, a Wellington, was on its way to an attack on Cologne, crashed at 21:34 Boerdonk (Erp). Departed from Dishforth Airport at 18:50.
Shot by Oblt. M. Meurer of the army unit I / NJG 1.
5 soldiers died, F / Sgt. HEY. Vey survived and was made a prisoner of war.
F / O. J.P. Monckton (RCAF) is buried at the Canadian War Cemetery in Groesbeek
Regarding the time of the crash, we expect they did not achieve the raid to Cologne.
Total volume of this attack was 427 aircraft: 145 Lancasters, Wellingtons 126, 106 Halifaxes, 46 Stirling and four Mosquitos.
10 aircraft, 3 Lancasters, 4 Wellingtons, 1 Stirling and 2 Halifaxes were lost.
Most bombs were dropped in the south-west of Cologne. Mainly houses were hit. On the ground there were 109 people dead and over 150 injured.
On the photo:
Newspaper Clipping – From the Calgary Herald.
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